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In Hinduism


Durvasu (दुर्वसु).—A son of Devayāni; cursed by his father for refusing to part with his youth.1 Viceroy of south-east kingdom;2 line of; father of Vanhi; got merged into Puru's line ultimately.3

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 10. 6, 13.
  • 2) Ib. IV. 10. 31.
  • 3) Ib. IV. 16. 2-6.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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